Humphries drains buzzer-beater to force OT

Humphries drains buzzer-beater to force OT
March 17, 2014, 2:45 am
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The Celtics didn't end up pulling off the overtime victory in New Orleans, but the fact there was even an overtime to play is a story in and of itself.

With 1.4 seconds left on the clock and the Celtics down by two points, Rajon Rondo had no choice but to inbound the ball to Kris Humphries, after his first options were taken away.

Humphries caught the ball, turned, and fired a fadeaway baseline jumper with Anthony Davis right in his face.

Swish - as the buzzer sounded. Tie game at 112, and there would be bonus basketball.

Humphries explained the shot after the game.

"Coach drew up a play for a pass over the top where we kind of screen our guys. There was really no one to screen," Humphries said. "Beforehand, [Rondo] just said slip to the ball when we were walking out there. So I just ran, threw it up there. Anthony Davis is pretty long, so just kind of threw it up there and it went in."